In our Facebook group we have been chatting about everything Mother’s Day related, the cards and gifts we’ve had made for us. The times it’s been forgotten and most importantly what we would really like this Mother’s Day. So if you’re looking for some inspiration, here’s what us Mums said they’d REALLY would like this Mother’s Day.
This year Mother’s Day is on Sunday 11th March.
There seems to be a mis-conception that Mother’s Day is a day where a partner or family member needs to lavish us Mums with huge gifts and gestures and that’s the day done. In reality, it’s much more simple than that. All we really want is some kindness and maybe a bit of your time! We published an online survey in our group and had 220 responses! Here’s what our survey found
You might be surprised to hear, it’s not all jewellery and perfume. There are some things that almost everyone agreed that they would really like to get this year. If you’re a partner of a Mummy you’ll be delighted to hear, it probably won’t cost you very much, in some cases practically NOTHING to make a Mummy happy this year.
The majority (64.2%) of our Mums say that they would like a handmade item from their children and a lie in or another gesture that money can’t buy.
- Our Mum’s estimate that between £1- £20 is spent on them on average, the majority replying between £10 – £20.
- 54.5% of Mums think that they spend as much on Father’s day as is spent on them for Mother’s day but 30% say they spend more.
- For the majority of Mums, (68%) say that their partner buys their card or gift.
If you are thinking of getting a gift here’s some inspiration for you:
Tell a Mum she’s fabulous with a card from The Norm!
Sarah Horne Flowers in Leamington Spa have some stunning flowers and inspiration for mothers day, including a floristry class! Click here to visit their website
Coombe Abbey have a range of delicious afternoon tea’s available and this one INCLUDES GIN! Click here to visit the website
Looking for a Spa Day? Why not try the Elan Spa? – Mother and Daughter Half Day Spa Day
Spa day includes per person:
- 4 hours spa usage (9.30am-1.30pm or 2.30-6.30pm)
- 2 x 25 minute treatment. Choose from: Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, Express Facial, Express Manicure or Express Pedicure
- An exclusive Elan Spa Mantra necklace for mum to take away from her special day*
- A delicious two course lunch
- Glass of Prosecco
£199 for two people (Mon-Thrs only)
Pandora have a Mother’s Day collection to die for! Click here for inspiration
Another of my favourite jewellery shops is Daisy.. They sell the most gorgeous rings and I love their chakra range!
If you are looking to give an experience, here’s some local companies who offer fun workshops!
I’ve been working with Amber from Thread The Love for the last few months with our Arm Knitting Workshops which have been SO popular, Amber has a range of workshops available & sells gift vouchers too!
Craven & White offer a range of workshops from glass fusing to silver-smithing! Click here for their website
Sarah Horne Flowers based in Leamington Spa offer amazing flower workshops which can all be found on the website here
I love these Selfish Mother sweatshirts from the FMLY Store
If you’re not sure … you cannot fail with one of these hilarious books available on Amazon, all about motherhood! Click on pictures for more info on Amazon
Gifts aside though.. it’s simple really. Us Mums don’t ask for much. Just your time and love, and maybe, just maybe, some sleep?
If you’re looking for hand made card inspiration check out our post here or our Pinterest board here
Here’s what our Mums said they would be delighted with this year:
“I’d feel most appreciated with a lie in, a proper one, not a ‘kids running around whilst I try to hide’ kinda one! Then a cuppa and a pastry in bed. A home made card/picture from the kids and some me time/a bath alone!”
“Just a lie in, maybe brunch and a long walk. I love a homemade card.”
“An uninterrupted hot shower!”
“The ‘money can’t buy’ stuff! A cup of tea in bed, long hot shower, cooked dinner, a day of no chores……”
“Afternoon tea. A film day with the family with a carpet picnic. Quality time with my daughter and partner !! ”
“I’m sentimental so hand made stuff or personalised items. Doesn’t have to be expensive.”
“Oh I’d LOVE a lie in!!! (One where hubby & child quietly creep downstairs and play quietly or go out early). At least an hour or so & then woken with a cuppa I haven’t made myself.”
“I love a homemade card and going out for day somewhere just us. My godson always brings me a bunch of daffodils which I think is such a lovely gesture as well.”
“I like cuddles, a bunch of daffodils and a card 🌼 🌼(completely inexpensive)”